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Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

5 Minute WOWS
Healthy Relationships (How to hit most of the different learning styles in 1 lesson);  
Differentiation is Possible (Creating lesson plans and activities that meet the needs of every reader in your classroom. You can use the same activity, but use books that are on each reader's level. Students can chose to complete activities in Google Classroom or write them on paper. Everyone feels successful!); 
ELL Strategies Using Current Events (CNN TEN for ELLS - Reading, Writing, Listening, & Speaking Current Events); 
Building Writing Stamina (Building the stamina of reluctant writers can be a challenge. I used a progressive, competitive warm-up method to gently increase my Resource students' writing stamina. Progressive because we started with 1-minute writing warm-ups and increased the time spent writing every couple of weeks until we were writing for 7-10 minutes at a time. Competitive because we counted up the total class words at the end of every warm-up and posted them on class charts. Classes could see which group was "winning" for the week. By the time November rolled around, my students were ready, willing, and, for the most part, excited to write their own novels in the Young Writers Program of National Novel Writing Month).  


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 501
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Book Talks & Book Fair - See Description for Topic
Enjoy a come and go learning opportunity by visiting the GISD Heinemann Book Fair in the GHS Library. You will have the opportunity to listen in on various book talks presented by our own GISD team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore book titles that you may choose to add to your professional library.  

Rebecca Nolen - 1, 2, 3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting
Donna McDonald - Grammar Keepers: Lessons that Tackle Students' Most Persistent Problems Once and for All
Amy Heil - Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School
Lauri Smith - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
GHS Library
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Brain Breaks
Bring your competitive spirit to the playground for some old fashioned fun!  Brain breaks are time to step away from learning, have fun, and play yard games with your colleagues.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Main Hall/308 Vicinity
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Design Open Gym
Stay an hour, or two….OR Stay all day! Bring your team and design engaging work for your students. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been to Design Training or not!  We have the resources and time for you!  Design Open Gym will meet you at the stage of design you are at with your team and help you create a unit that will excite and engage your students. We will have coaching circles, materials and resources for you to explore.  


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
EIC 210
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Follett Destiny Library Manager for Librarians
ESC 11 Destiny Trainer Sheila Carr will lead librarians in a training on using and customizing Destiny Library Manager. Topics will range from basic to advanced use, and will include time for librarian questions. A detailed schedule will be provided to librarians prior to the training so they can choose to attend the entire training or just participate in the topics that are most relevant to them.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 162

8:30am

Grant Coaching
Are you considering submitting an application for the Georgetown Ed Foundation Spring Collaborative Grant? If so, we strongly encourage you to stop by Room 206 to discuss your grant idea with Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lannon Heflin to receive feedback and coaching prior to submitting. Grant applications are due no later than March 8, 2019. Additional information and the application can be found at https://gisdedfound.org/teacher-innovation-grants/.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 205
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Self-Organized PLC Time
Feel inspired to discuss something you've learned?  Want to work with your team to implement a new strategy? The cafeteria is an open work space for teams to meet and collaborate.   Bonus: The coffee bar is there as well!

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Cafeteria
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

STEM Scouts: Mobile STEM Laboratory & Hands-on Lessons
 STEM Scouts will be offering a come-and-go demonstration of their hands-on science lessons offered through the STEM Scouts outreach program. Experience how STEM Scouts lessons align with science TEKS and how their lessons are developed to be engaging and thought-provoking and to encourage students to develop further interest in STEM fields. The mobile laboratory will also be on site so that you can get the full outreach experience.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Cafeteria/Lab Bus Behind Cafeteria

8:30am

Technology Sandbox
Do you want to incorporate technology tools with purpose into your lesson design, but feel challenged because of time and familiarity?  Our Technology Sandbox is perfect for you!
What can I expect in the sandbox?
-Learn through inquiry & exploration!
-Have time to learn in a self-paced environment
-Get Hands-On...try out Web tools and iPad Apps to build confidence
-Receive support from Digital Learning Coaches for integration into lesson design
-Collaborate with colleagues
-Come and go throughout the day



Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
EIC Lobby (210/214)
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

CSI: Clubs & Student Interventions
CSI is a way to inject joy into the school week while building and strengthening relationships with all students.

Hear about our experiences in creating a framework that allows teachers and students the opportunity to interact for an hour each week and find common ground based on shared interests. Learn about our systems and processes for organizing and implementing CSI.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 154
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Excel Basics
Sorting, printing, filters, formatting, basic formulas

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 220
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Google Drive & Docs
Organize and share files like a BOSS! In this hands-on session, you will learn to use or will get more comfortable with using your Google Drive. In Google Drive, you will create folders and Google Docs. You will learn how to change the Share settings on each folder or Doc, which determines who can view or edit them. You will also create a Google Doc (which is similar to a Microsoft Word document) and learn to use some of the menus and toolbars to enhance the document’s formatting. **Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session. If you were not issued a GISD laptop, check out a Chromebook from your campus in advance to bring with you.**


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 169
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Grouping with Ease
Participants will learn a grouping method that will work throughout the year, with no effort on the teacher's part once the initial set-up has been completed. I plan on offering a ready-made template and other resources as I train teachers on the way the process works and the way to train students. This method provides for groups of two, three, and four, with grouping opportunities for all three based on either (a) heterogenous or b) homogenous groups. It allows for thoughtful decisions about whom to sit with whom. All a teacher has to say is "go to the color that aligns with (kind of group - shape, number, letter, etc.). You have one minute."

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 530
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Improving Fact Fluency with the FACTastic resource
Teachers will see how to level their students with FACTastic and then improve their fact fluency using games and activities suggested. Teachers will also have access to progress monitoring tools.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 171

8:30am

OnDataSuite Campus Dashboards & Student CCMR Overview
Learn how to view campus current and historical demographic dashboards and student data, including CCMR information. Must have OnDataSuite security.

Speakers


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 121C

8:30am

Teach Them to Think for Themselves
Teachers will learn to develop meta cognitive skills to build self-efficacy by implementing student self-monitoring tools. Develop unit progress sheets, unit tab sheets and goal setting.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 527

8:30am

Transition Planning
Presenters will share transition assessments (some newly acquired) and train on how to decide which ones to use for transition planning, how to administer and how to use information to create a student's transition plan in a meaningful way.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 519
  • Recommended Audience SpEd

8:30am

Who will Feed the People?
My goal in this session is for STEM teachers to gain information and resources for incorporating agriculture themed lessons in STEM classes. The information and activities will be TEKS-based and offer student connection to global issues, career opportunities, and an opportunity to learn more about food and fiber production.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 505

8:30am

Fostering Growth Mindset Within Yourself and in the Classroom
Participants will learn a bit about, 1. what Growth Mindset is, 2. a selection of principals within Growth Mindset, 3. activities that support a Growth Mindset culture and 4. a variety of literature that encourage Growth Mindset.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 164
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Improv in the Classroom for Anyone
Need some ideas to increase engagement, creativity and encourage collaboration? Improvisation is the answer! By adding improv in the classroom, you will learn a variety of activities that require students to be involved, think quickly on their feet and work together to complete activities.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
GHS Little Theater (Room 400)
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Public Information - What you need to know
All government information is presumed to be available to the public, and public school districts are subject to the Public Information Act. Georgetown ISD manages public information requests through the communication office but we have a shared responsibility in gathering and providing that information.
This session is perfectly suited for campus administrators, special education staff and anyone else whose department is a frequent target for PIA requests. This session will get up you to speed on the latest rules and requirements dealing with such records.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 201
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Sheltered Instruction for Secondary
Do you teach ELs in Secondary?  If so, this short session filled with sheltered strategies is for you. Come join Daniel, former Newcomer Academy SI teacher.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 510

8:30am

Sped 101
This session will provide basic information on what all educators should know related to Special Education. Topics include acronyms, legal responsibilities related to an IEP, data collection, modifications vs. accommodations, providing information to case managers to collaborate in development of IEP and much more!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 523
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Introduction to Nat Geo
Attendees will receive an overview of Nat Geo and gain access to their free resources. Ultimately, participants will be able to self-select processes and strategies to better engage learners in their content.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 533
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

PLC - 5/6 Course (Elem)
Teachers will collaborate on how student data (i.e. MAP, CBA, campus common assessments, etc...) can help guide future instruction for upcoming curriculum units.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 180
  • Recommended Audience Math

8:30am

PLC - GISD Health Science Teachers
Teachers will collaborate to design health science pathways incorporating additional courses and future certification opportunities.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
GHS Annex Room 851
  • Recommended Audience CTE

8:30am

PLC - Math Vertical Feeder Pattern (EVHS, WMS, TMS)
Teachers will collaborate on how student data (i.e. MAP, CBA, campus common assessments, etc...) can help guide future instruction for upcoming curriculum units. Teachers can also have discussions about the transition from the middle school level to the 9-12 grades and design instruction to facilitate tighter alignment within the math content.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 156/158
  • Recommended Audience Math

8:30am

PLC - Math Vertical Feeder Pattern (GHS, BMS, FMS)
Teachers will collaborate on how student data (i.e. MAP, CBA, campus common assessments, etc...) can help guide future instruction for upcoming curriculum units. Teachers can also have discussions about the transition from the middle school level to the 9-12 grades and design instruction to facilitate tighter alignment within the math content.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 153/157
  • Recommended Audience Math

8:30am

Open Lab of Test Hound Support & State Assessment Collaboration for Administrators
Would you like to get ahead with the support of others?  Come collaborate with us and we can help walk you through the beginning steps for your campus, and organize how to get prepared.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 182

8:30am

Elementary Registrar Q & A (2 hr)
This session is open discussion for elementary registrars with tips, questions, and answers on campus policies and procedures, Skyward, attendance, enrollment, and grades.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 152

8:30am

Using Google Classroom to Provide Targeted Interventions (2 hr)
Teachers will learn how to setup google classroom and utilize features to create targeted interventions/enrichments for students. Using data from MAP and STAAR, teachers will identify areas where students struggle and create interventions and formative assessments to increase student success.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 503
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Designing Playful and Challenging Learning Centers for PK & PPCD (3 hr)
Dr. Jean Feldman presents Designing Playful and Challenging Learning Centers.  In this session, she presents creating learning centers to guide students in making choices, exploring, and being active learners.  Examples: Blocks and dramatic play, hands-on math and literacy; small motor and sensory; open-ended art; science exploration.  This session is meaningful and valuable to teachers and paras and aligns with our Learner Profile to give teachers tools and ideas to help you design centers for your students.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 504/506/526/528

8:30am

LOTE Team Round Table: Sharing ideas and gathering feedback (3 hr)
During this round table-styled session, LOTE teachers from across the district will have the opportunity to learn and share among one another. Topics for the round-table will include: AP test prep beginning with Level 1; "teacher best" activities for each mode of communication and TEK; vertical alignment; debriefing the new curriculum; and the importance of culture lessons. Participants will leave equipped with activities for the classroom and with a better understanding of each level's role in the curriculum.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
GHS Annex Room 870
  • Recommended Audience LOTE

8:30am

PE with a Purpose (3 hr)
Coaches, tired of attending professional development sessions that aren't relevant to your teaching field? Ready to take your teaching to the next level with new games and activities? Then this session is for you! PE with a purpose is designed to provide coaches with activities for students in grades K-8 that focus on teamwork, collaboration, sports, Fitness Gram, and much more.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
GHS Main Gym

8:30am

PLAAFP to Goals (3 hr)
This is a free 3 hour session (through Region 20) in which presenter incrementally teaches how to develop PLAAFP statements that lead to appropriate and compliant goals. This is self paced. It is great for new teachers and a good refresher for seasoned teachers.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 525
  • Recommended Audience SpEd

8:30am

Reading A-Z (RAZ Kids) (3 hr)
Participants will learn how Reading A-Z can be used as a resource both for planning instruction centered around a balanced literacy approach as well as a digital resource for students in stations.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 211

8:30am

Stop the Bleed for All Staff (3 hr)
Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths. Approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences. Hemorrhage is the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

The Stop the Bleeding training is focused on raising awareness of how, with the proper training and materials, death from bleeding can be prevented. Simple measures can save many lives. These district nurses will train and empower all staff to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
GHS Annex Room 817A/B
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Studies Weekly and Balanced Literacy (3 hr)
Teachers will learn how to use Studies Weekly resources to across the curriculum within a balanced literacy classroom.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 213A

8:30am

Bus. Office: Admin Asst & Bookkeepers of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (3 hr)
This is a computer based training in Skyward (Employee Access/Finance) and Laserfiche intended for administrative assistants and bookkeepers of elementary and secondary school principals. There will also be discussion about business office procedures, best practices and a question/answer session. This training is intended to build capacity and a better understanding of the district’s business systems including budgeting, reporting, eCommerce online ordering and data retention.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
GHS Annex Room 871

8:30am

Notebook Foldables Across the Curriculum for ELs (3 hr)
A member from Dinah Zike's team will lead an engaging session sharing foldable ideas with teachers to engage EL learners.  This session is for any teacher of English Language Learners.  


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
GHS Lecture Hall

8:30am

Seidlitz presents Sheltered Instruction for ALL (3 hr)
Dr. Fleenor will share sheltered strategies with teachers of ELs to use as we design engaging work.  This training is for any teacher of English Language Learners.  


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 307/312

8:30am

Spanish Literacy in Dual Language (3 hr)
ESC 13 Elizet Moret will provide bilingual teachers with strategies to use while designing engaging work in Spanish Literacy instruction.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 306/313

8:30am

Webinar Workspace
Always wanted to complete a webinar but never had the time? Enjoy learning new things at your own pace in an online setting? Use time today to grow through an online learning opportunity of your choice or choose from a sample list found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GVFkgDI7V-Zuc6mK7bxAVURtFQM_3bquJlA6TkgsQBI/edit?usp=sharing. This space is available if you would prefer to work on a desktop computer, however, feel free to find a space around GHS that is comfortable for you!

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:50pm
GHS Annex Room 843
  • Recommended Audience All

8:30am

Athletic High School & Middle School Coordinators Workshop
High School and Middle School Coordinators  will meet to design programs to better align feeder school programs. Workouts, drills, schemes and offseason activities will be discussed to promote incoming high school student preparation and advanced skill set.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:50pm
HCLL Room 100A 507 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

8:30am

Edgenuity Q&A with an Expert for Current Edgenuity Teachers
Teachers who are currently using Edgenuity are invited to attend a Come-and-Go Q&A and work session with our Edgenuity trainer, Ashley Jiles. Ashley will be available all day to answer your questions about Edgenuity or PowerSpeak, help with course setup and settings, discuss best practices, advise on student success, and more! Come and Go, or Come and Stay as long as you need! **Bring your GISD-issued laptop to this session.**


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20pm
Room 163
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

5 Minute WOWS
Google Classroom for Staff (How to organize and keep all info for staff in a Google classroom where they can quickly access information! We can discuss when to use "the stream" vs when to use the "About" section of the class. Labeling with topics makes it easier for teachers and staff to find information needed).  
Sign Language (In first grade as we were learning our alphabet and sounds using phonics dance, I also taught my students the sign letters for each word as we went. As a result my whole class has learned the ASL sign language. It is so nice now because when they need help spelling words I can help 2 at a time and finger-spell with each hand. They don't even pause anymore they just write down what letter they see me spell. I love this because this shows me them applying the knowledge that they have learned).  
Making Quick Videos (How to make videos for classes using Sphere and then adding them to EDPuzzle if you would like).  
Free Teacher Travel (Tips for finding grants for free teacher travel, successfully applying, maximizing your educational experience, and coming home to GISD with inspired lesson designs).  


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 501
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Book Talks & Book Fair - See Description for Topic
Enjoy a come and go learning opportunity by visiting the GISD Heinemann Book Fair in the GHS Library. You will have the opportunity to listen in on various book talks presented by our own GISD team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore book titles that you may choose to add to your professional library.  

Tony Bonazzi - Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day
Suzanne Payne - The Refugee
Carol Watson - Participatory Creativity: Introducing Access and Equity to the Creative Classroom by Edward P. Clapp
Nancy Ann Ling - The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
GHS Library
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Brain Breaks
Bring your competitive spirit to the playground for some old fashioned fun!  Brain breaks are time to step away from learning, have fun, and play yard games with your colleagues.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Main Hall/308 Vicinity
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Design Open Gym
Stay an hour, or two….OR Stay all day! Bring your team and design engaging work for your students. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been to Design Training or not!  We have the resources and time for you!  Design Open Gym will meet you at the stage of design you are at with your team and help you create a unit that will excite and engage your students. We will have coaching circles, materials and resources for you to explore.  


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
EIC 210
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Edgenuity Q&A with an Expert for Current Edgenuity Teachers
Teachers who are currently using Edgenuity are invited to attend a Come-and-Go Q&A and work session with our Edgenuity trainer, Ashley Jiles. Ashley will be available all day to answer your questions about Edgenuity or PowerSpeak, help with course setup and settings, discuss best practices, advise on student success, and more! Come and Go, or Come and Stay as long as you need! **Bring your GISD-issued laptop to this session.**


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 163
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Follett Destiny Library Manager for Librarians
ESC 11 Destiny Trainer Sheila Carr will lead librarians in a training on using and customizing Destiny Library Manager. Topics will range from basic to advanced use, and will include time for librarian questions. A detailed schedule will be provided to librarians prior to the training so they can choose to attend the entire training or just participate in the topics that are most relevant to them.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 162

9:30am

Grant Coaching
Are you considering submitting an application for the Georgetown Ed Foundation Spring Collaborative Grant? If so, we strongly encourage you to stop by Room 206 to discuss your grant idea with Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lannon Heflin to receive feedback and coaching prior to submitting. Grant applications are due no later than March 8, 2019. Additional information and the application can be found at https://gisdedfound.org/teacher-innovation-grants/

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 205
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Self-Organized PLC Time
Feel inspired to discuss something you've learned?  Want to work with your team to implement a new strategy? The cafeteria is an open work space for teams to meet and collaborate.   Bonus: The coffee bar is there as well!

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Cafeteria
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

STEM Scouts: Mobile STEM Laboratory & Hands-on Lessons
 STEM Scouts will be offering a come-and-go demonstration of their hands-on science lessons offered through the STEM Scouts outreach program. Experience how STEM Scouts lessons align with science TEKS and how their lessons are developed to be engaging and thought-provoking and to encourage students to develop further interest in STEM fields. The mobile laboratory will also be on site so that you can get the full outreach experience.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Cafeteria/Lab Bus Behind Cafeteria

9:30am

Technology Sandbox
Do you want to incorporate technology tools with purpose into your lesson design, but feel challenged because of time and familiarity?  Our Technology Sandbox is perfect for you!
What can I expect in the sandbox?
-Learn through inquiry & exploration!
-Have time to learn in a self-paced environment
-Get Hands-On...try out Web tools and iPad Apps to build confidence
-Receive support from Digital Learning Coaches for integration into lesson design
-Collaborate with colleagues
-Come and go throughout the day



Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
EIC Lobby (210/214)
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Beyond the Worksheet - Grammar as Critical Thinking
Authentic grammar lessons are difficult, but I have found and developed various tools for teaching grammar lessons that provide students with challenging, real-world situations to work on their grammar. These involve using sentence models and combining sentence strategies through kinesthetics, technology, competition, and other engaging activities that get students thinking about syntactical structures and their connection to meaning, the use of imagery and figurative language, revision needs, and writing for multiple genres. This culminates in "real writing" scenarios, in which students apply their grammar skills to journal writing and rough drafts.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 530
  • Recommended Audience ELAR

9:30am

CER: Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning for Science
Attendees will actively participate in a hands-on lab activity. From the data that they collect, they will be able to make a claim based on their data (evidence) and describe their reasoning. They will be given several different forms that they can use while doing CER. We will discuss ways of differentiating for all levels.  This session is perfect for Science teachers and Paras that work with Science teachers.  


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 151

9:30am

Gmail & Google Calendar
With Google, you can run your day, and not let the day run you. In this hands-on session, get helpful tips and tricks on getting organized with your Gmail email and Google Calendar, and communicating/collaborating your schedule. **Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session. If you were not issued a GISD laptop, check out a Chromebook from your campus in advance to bring with you.**


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 169
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Navigating for Classroom Resources in Destiny and Destiny Discover
Learning how to find classroom resources such as books, DVDs, audio books and even Open Educational Resources in Destiny and Destiny Discover

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 121C
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Your Professional Bio - Written in Less Than 50 Minutes
Writing a professional bio can sound like a daunting task but having a well-written bio in today's job market is an essential component of your work toolbox.  A well-crafted bio can be added to your teacher web page, LinkedIn profile, shared with professional organizations and more. Join us to learn how to quickly craft a bio and leave with something ready to post and share. (And while you're at it, stop by to have your headshot taken between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.)



Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 201
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Expression Through Clay for Anyone
This session is designed for all learners who are interested in exploring personal expression through clay. Session attendees need have no experience working with clay, just a desire to roll up their sleeves and express themselves in a three-dimensional way. Basic clay techniques will be taught. Come with ideas and questions!


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
GHS Annex Room 852
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Fostering Growth Mindset Within Yourself and in the Classroom
Participants will learn a bit about, 1. what Growth Mindset is, 2. a selection of principals within Growth Mindset, 3. activities that support a Growth Mindset culture and 4. a variety of literature that encourage Growth Mindset.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 164
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Sheltered Instruction for Secondary
Do you teach ELs in Secondary?  If so, this short session filled with sheltered strategies is for you. Come join Daniel, former Newcomer Academy SI teacher.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 510

9:30am

Special Education Legal Update
Attendees will have discussion on recent rulings in Special Education law. Presenter will also discuss FERPA, confidentiality, educational records and tips to proactively collect data in a demanding culture.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 523
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Teacher-Created Student Work Showcases Using Google Sites
Show off your students' work to parents and the world! Learn how to use Google Sites to set up an online showcase of your students' work. Tips and Tricks will be shown to make it easy for you! Teacher-created Sites can also be used for students to view classmates' work for feedback. Leave with at least one page to show off your students' work!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 500
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Technology - Recording Classroom Instruction to Make Available for Students. (absent/intervention)
Staff will learn how to record and post lessons/ lectures/ powerpoints from classroom using free google extensions and various other tools that I have found (I will give them free examples and examples of programs that can be purchased - depends on what is desired). These skills have helped me serve kids who have been absent or students who need additional tier 1 or 2 instruction/interventions. Participants will be leave with the why, how I do it, and will get additional options where they can meet their personal/ individual students needs.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 507
  • Recommended Audience All

9:30am

Geo-Inquiry Process
****ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION***** Attendees will learn to integrate the geo-inquiry process, the work of real-world explorers in the field and classroom. Participants will receive a copy of National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process Handbook and gain access to the online resources.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 533

9:30am

PLC - Pathway 2 Math (6th Grade)
Teachers will collaborate on how student data (i.e. MAP, CBA, campus common assessments, etc...) can help guide future instruction for upcoming curriculum units. Teachers can also have discussions about the transition from the elementary level to the 6-12 grades and design instruction to facilitate tighter alignment within the math content.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 180
  • Recommended Audience Math

9:30am

Metacognition Strategies (2 hr)
Empowering students and teachers through the use of metacognitive strategies is a powerful tool. My goal is to offer several user-friendly and easily accessibly ideas that will make this work concrete and engaging. At the conclusion of this professional development, my hope is that all participants will have an understanding of the strategies used by proficient readers when constructing meaning from text.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 532
  • Recommended Audience ELAR

9:30am

What Would You Do? Navigating Sticky Counselor Situations (2 hr)
Let's take a dive into those sticky situations where consultation is needed. As a participant, you can expect to receive scenarios (as well as share your own), work with your colleagues, and share out your responses. We will learn from each other and use the session as a catalyst to begin creating quick reference cards for district-wide "best practice" guidelines.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 165

9:30am

SAMA- Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (Module 1) (2 hr)
This session will take you through the first module of the SAMA program. It deals specifically with the assisting process and de-escalation techniques that can be used with all populations.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 508/524
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

5 Minute WOWS
American Revolution Storybook PBL (I will go over how we laid out the PBL, the steps we took to create a storybook with the students (i.e. rough draft, character development, and story line), and show some of the students work!)
Modeling Protein Synthesis on a Larger Scale (At CAST I received an inflatable "cell" that you can walk into and move around. The activity that I'll be sharing is a jigsaw-type activity, where students become experts on a specific organelle in the protein-synthesis process and make a model of their organelle. Once inside the cell, students have to talk through the process using their models and each other (who do they have to stand near, what's the order, etc.)
Lesson Ideas from CAST (I would like to share some activities that I learned at the CAST Conference. The focus would be on 5th grade TEKS, however it would also be helpful younger grades).  
Blending Science (Learn how to incorporate a station rotation blended learning model in your science classroom).


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 501
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Book Talks & Book Fair - See Description for Topic
Enjoy a come and go learning opportunity by visiting the GISD Heinemann Book Fair in the GHS Library. You will have the opportunity to listen in on various book talks presented by our own GISD team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore book titles that you may choose to add to your professional library.  

Julia Gelinas -Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Have Taught Me by Kim Beardon
Fred Brent - Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Holly Rogers - Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits by Donalyn Miller and Susan Kelley
Brennan Killingsworth - Now, Discover your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
GHS Library
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Brain Breaks
Bring your competitive spirit to the playground for some old fashioned fun!  Brain breaks are time to step away from learning, have fun, and play yard games with your colleagues.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Main Hall/308 Vicinity
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Design Open Gym
Stay an hour, or two….OR Stay all day! Bring your team and design engaging work for your students. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been to Design Training or not!  We have the resources and time for you!  Design Open Gym will meet you at the stage of design you are at with your team and help you create a unit that will excite and engage your students. We will have coaching circles, materials and resources for you to explore.  


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
EIC 210
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Edgenuity Q&A with an Expert for Current Edgenuity Teachers
Teachers who are currently using Edgenuity are invited to attend a Come-and-Go Q&A and work session with our Edgenuity trainer, Ashley Jiles. Ashley will be available all day to answer your questions about Edgenuity or PowerSpeak, help with course setup and settings, discuss best practices, advise on student success, and more! Come and Go, or Come and Stay as long as you need! **Bring your GISD-issued laptop to this session.**


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 163
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Follett Destiny Library Manager for Librarians
ESC 11 Destiny Trainer Sheila Carr will lead librarians in a training on using and customizing Destiny Library Manager. Topics will range from basic to advanced use, and will include time for librarian questions. A detailed schedule will be provided to librarians prior to the training so they can choose to attend the entire training or just participate in the topics that are most relevant to them.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 162

10:30am

Grant Coaching
Are you considering submitting an application for the Georgetown Ed Foundation Spring Collaborative Grant? If so, we strongly encourage you to stop by Room 206 to discuss your grant idea with Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lannon Heflin to receive feedback and coaching prior to submitting. Grant applications are due no later than March 8, 2019. Additional information and the application can be found at https://gisdedfound.org/teacher-innovation-grants/

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 205
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Self-Organized PLC Time
Feel inspired to discuss something you've learned?  Want to work with your team to implement a new strategy? The cafeteria is an open work space for teams to meet and collaborate.   Bonus: The coffee bar is there as well!

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Cafeteria
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Technology Sandbox
Do you want to incorporate technology tools with purpose into your lesson design, but feel challenged because of time and familiarity?  Our Technology Sandbox is perfect for you!
What can I expect in the sandbox?
-Learn through inquiry & exploration!
-Have time to learn in a self-paced environment
-Get Hands-On...try out Web tools and iPad Apps to build confidence
-Receive support from Digital Learning Coaches for integration into lesson design
-Collaborate with colleagues
-Come and go throughout the day



Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
EIC Lobby (210/214)
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Blended Learning in the Math Classroom
Attendees will see how teachers are utilizing Schoology and other resources to build personal learning paths for students to truly differentiate and build student ownership


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 171
  • Recommended Audience Math

10:30am

Community Problem Solving
What is a fun, engaging, authentic way to teach students about real world issues while serving others? Through the academic competition program known as Texas Future Problem Solving! The purpose of the Future Problem Solving Program is to challenge students to collaborate and utilize their reading, writing, research, and communication skills in order to analyze and project creative ideas for resolutions to real world challenges. The Community Problem Solving component of the program takes all these skills to an even higher level as the students utilize these problem solving strategies to solve a real world challenge in an identified community. Participants will experience the presentation through brainstorming and collaboration, in small group and individual participation. In addition, actual student samples of successful Community Problem Solving projects through video clips, students’ scrapbooks and examples of competition materials.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 154
  • Recommended Audience PLP

10:30am

Eagle Innovation Center Tours
Join us for a drop-in walkthrough of Georgetown High School's new Makerspace, the Eagle Innovation Center (a.k.a. EIC).  What's a Makerspace?  A Makerspace is a place where students and faculty can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of software, tools and materials.  Come by and introduce yourself to our EIC staff who will be onsite to answer any of your equipment and software questions.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
EIC Room 214
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

EFND Dog Park, Aquaponics & Greenhouse
Come hear how culinary arts is incorporating aquaponics into their curriculum including a visit to the GHS Greenhouse. Also learn about the EFND Dogpark, a GISD Ed Foundation grant project.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 209
  • Recommended Audience All, CTE

10:30am

Google Sheets
Don't just "Excel," go beyond spreadsheets with Google Sheets. In this hands-on session, you will learn to import and export spreadsheets, add content, edit your data with tools, and customize through formatting. **Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session. If you were not issued a GISD laptop, check out a Chromebook from your campus in advance to bring with you.**


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 169
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Meeting of the Minds
Meeting of the Minds:  How two teachers came together to bring the learner profile to life by creating student portfolios, using growth mindset, lots of self reflection and character education (EAFK Values and Virtues).


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 521
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Raising the Rigor Among the Ruckus
Rigor is an often an overused term that offers little clarity in our profession. Together, we will look at what rigor really is and how to apply it in our classrooms.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 505
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Skyward Student Data Mining Basics
Learn how to pull lists of student data by any criteria. Must have Skyward Student Management security.

Speakers


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 121C

10:30am

State Assessment Updates for Administrators - TELPAS/TELPAS Alt, STAAR/STAAR Alt
Wondering what is new for TELPAS/STAAR and what has changed?  Wondering how students qualify for TELPAS ALT/STAAR ALT and what it is?  Want to know how ALT is different from regular assessments?  Want to know how it affects students exiting from LEP status?  Come hear the answers to these questions and more as we discuss the ever-changing world of TELPAS/STAAR administration.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 182

10:30am

Trello: Lesson Planning and PLC Collaboration
The purpose of this session would introduce teachers to Trello, which is a platform for organizing oneself. This session will benefit ALL teachers by introducing a way for them to organize and share their daily lesson, resources, and other content areas ideas with their colleagues.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 527
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Dyslexia - Supporting Struggling Readers with Technology Applications
Presenters will share  easily accessible apps that help struggling students.  Most are free!


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 519
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Expression Through Clay for Anyone
This session is designed for all learners who are interested in exploring personal expression through clay. Session attendees need have no experience working with clay, just a desire to roll up their sleeves and express themselves in a three-dimensional way. Basic clay techniques will be taught. Come with ideas and questions!


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
GHS Annex Room 852
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Sheltered Instruction for Secondary
Do you teach ELs in Secondary?  If so, this short session filled with sheltered strategies is for you. Come join Daniel, former Newcomer Academy SI teacher.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 510

10:30am

Teacher-Created Student Work Showcases Using Google Sites
Show off your students' work to parents and the world! Learn how to use Google Sites to set up an online showcase of your students' work. Tips and Tricks will be shown to make it easy for you! Teacher-created Sites can also be used for students to view classmates' work for feedback. Leave with at least one page to show off your students' work!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 500
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

Technology - Recording Classroom Instruction to Make Available for Students. (absent/intervention)
Staff will learn how to record and post lessons/ lectures/ powerpoints from classroom using free google extensions and various other tools that I have found (I will give them free examples and examples of programs that can be purchased - depends on what is desired). These skills have helped me serve kids who have been absent or students who need additional tier 1 or 2 instruction/interventions. Participants will be leave with the why, how I do it, and will get additional options where they can meet their personal/ individual students needs.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 507
  • Recommended Audience All

10:30am

BioBlitz
A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible ina specific area over a short period of time. Attendees work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 533

10:30am

Headshots
Stop by to have your professional headshot taken!!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
Room 201
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Book Talks & Book Fair - See Description for Topic
Enjoy a come and go learning opportunity by visiting the GISD Heinemann Book Fair in the GHS Library. You will have the opportunity to listen in on various book talks presented by our own GISD team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore book titles that you may choose to add to your professional library.  

Janie Wiley - 7 Steps to a Language Rich Interactive Classroom by John Seidlitz and Bill Perryman
Allen Reese - The Leadership Style of Jesus: How to Make a Lasting Impact by Michael Youssef
Kylie Berry - Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
Wes Vanicek - Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
GHS Library
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Brain Breaks
Bring your competitive spirit to the playground for some old fashioned fun!  Brain breaks are time to step away from learning, have fun, and play yard games with your colleagues.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Main Hall/308 Vicinity
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Design Open Gym
Stay an hour, or two….OR Stay all day! Bring your team and design engaging work for your students. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been to Design Training or not!  We have the resources and time for you!  Design Open Gym will meet you at the stage of design you are at with your team and help you create a unit that will excite and engage your students. We will have coaching circles, materials and resources for you to explore.  


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EIC 210
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Edgenuity Q&A with an Expert for Current Edgenuity Teachers
Teachers who are currently using Edgenuity are invited to attend a Come-and-Go Q&A and work session with our Edgenuity trainer, Ashley Jiles. Ashley will be available all day to answer your questions about Edgenuity or PowerSpeak, help with course setup and settings, discuss best practices, advise on student success, and more! Come and Go, or Come and Stay as long as you need! **Bring your GISD-issued laptop to this session.**


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 163
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Follett Destiny Library Manager for Librarians
ESC 11 Destiny Trainer Sheila Carr will lead librarians in a training on using and customizing Destiny Library Manager. Topics will range from basic to advanced use, and will include time for librarian questions. A detailed schedule will be provided to librarians prior to the training so they can choose to attend the entire training or just participate in the topics that are most relevant to them.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 162

1:00pm

Grant Coaching
Are you considering submitting an application for the Georgetown Ed Foundation Spring Collaborative Grant? If so, we strongly encourage you to stop by Room 206 to discuss your grant idea with Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lannon Heflin to receive feedback and coaching prior to submitting. Grant applications are due no later than March 8, 2019. Additional information and the application can be found at https://gisdedfound.org/teacher-innovation-grants/

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 205
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Self-Organized PLC Time
Feel inspired to discuss something you've learned?  Want to work with your team to implement a new strategy? The cafeteria is an open work space for teams to meet and collaborate.   Bonus: The coffee bar is there as well!

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cafeteria
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

STEM Scouts: Mobile STEM Laboratory & Hands-on Lessons
 STEM Scouts will be offering a come-and-go demonstration of their hands-on science lessons offered through the STEM Scouts outreach program. Experience how STEM Scouts lessons align with science TEKS and how their lessons are developed to be engaging and thought-provoking and to encourage students to develop further interest in STEM fields. The mobile laboratory will also be on site so that you can get the full outreach experience.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cafeteria/Lab Bus Behind Cafeteria

1:00pm

Technology Sandbox
Do you want to incorporate technology tools with purpose into your lesson design, but feel challenged because of time and familiarity?  Our Technology Sandbox is perfect for you!
What can I expect in the sandbox?
-Learn through inquiry & exploration!
-Have time to learn in a self-paced environment
-Get Hands-On...try out Web tools and iPad Apps to build confidence
-Receive support from Digital Learning Coaches for integration into lesson design
-Collaborate with colleagues
-Come and go throughout the day



Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EIC Lobby (210/214)
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

3D Printing Overview & Demo
EIC Staff will present an in-depth demo of how 3D Printing works and share multiple web-based resources you can use to integrate this enabling technology into your curriculum and classroom. 

Topics covered will include: 
  • Where to find and download free 3D object files.
  • Websites with curriculum suggestions and available online training. 
  • Our recommended best “Plug-and-Play” classroom 3D Printer.
  • How to use free 3D Printer “Slicing” software to prep a file for printing.
  • How to load/change filament, level the print bed and successfully launch a 3D Print. 


Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EIC Room 214
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

5 Secrets to Incorporating Playlists in Your Classroom
Do you feel like there are too many distractions when you're trying to teach? In this session, you will learn why I decided to switch from the "traditional" classroom to using playlists and discuss how I got students on board. You'll leave this session with templates, ideas, and examples that you can use in your classroom.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 176

1:00pm

Assessment Strategies
As teachers, it is our responsibility to ensure all students learn. This session will cover the science behind learning in order to explain how both formal and informal assessments can be used to effectively guide instruction. This session will also provide tools to help teachers implement assessments strategically into their lessons while also providing resources and strategies to allow for student agency in tracking growth using assessment data.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 532
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Classroom Economy
Classroom Economy:  How do we make financial standards meaningful to our students?  Make it relatable to them and have it come to life in their everyday environment.  In this session the whole 5th grade team comes together to share their experiences with a classroom economy system.  At the end you will have the necessary tools to bring this back and have it implemented in your classroom!.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 521
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Concussed Students and Your Classroom
The hope is to give teachers more information and understanding on the Return to Learn process that concussed students go through. Most students may look like normal functioning students when in reality they are struggling to complete normal academic tasks.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 505

1:00pm

CTE Budget Workshop
This session will focus on the various funding sources for CTE teachers, and how to appropriately plan program budgets

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 156/158
  • Recommended Audience CTE

1:00pm

Everyone Can Create: Drawing and Photography
Learn how to leverage drawing and photos on the iPad to help students unlock their creativity in the four core subjects and coding


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 207

1:00pm

Excel Data Analysis
Learn how to create charts, graphs, and pivot tables using sample Skyward staff/student data. Must have basic Excel experience or have attended the Excel Basics session.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 220
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Getting Started with Seesaw
Melanie will help teachers set up their Seesaw accounts and learn how to add students and parents.  She will also share ideas for showcasing student work, how she has used Seesaw in her classroom, how to use the different tools, and give them resources for finding ideas to use


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 151
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Partnering with Parents, Even the Prickly Ones
We've all been there - you open your email and see an email from THAT parent.  Or, maybe you've tried calling that other parent for the 500th time...with still no answer.  Join me in examining research trends that cover the importance of engaging parents in their child's education, the wisdom of including all stockholders in your program, and looking at tried and true strategies to win over even the prickliest of parents!


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 165
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Questions, Questions, Questions! Learning in Community & on the Island
Learning in Community through Paideia Seminar - a collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated with open-ended questions about a text. Learning on the Island through 1-5 minute speeches – a unique way to express thoughts, opinions, and information through public speaking about a given topic.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 500
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Skyward Student Letters & Labels
Use Skyward to easily pull address or folder labels and to create custom form letters or documents. Must have Skyward Student Management security.

Speakers


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 121C

1:00pm

Stage Combat for Anyone
Doing a play or musical that requires students to fight each other? Need to know how to safely choreograph a fight where students "fight" without danger of hurting themselves or others? This the place to learn how to safely create, design, and choreograph a fight scene for a play or musical. You will learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat, basic sword/weapon fighting and fight choreography. Note: This class is intended for secondary teachers who need to learn safe ways to teach students how to act out basic fight choreography on stage (stage slaps, kicks, falls, etc.). Safety is heavily stressed in this class, and it is best taught to students grades 8 and up.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
GHS Little Theater (Room 400)
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

State Assessment Processes and Systems for Administrators
Feeling overwhelmed? Do you need help organizing all of the information? What is the priority? Where do I start? How do I create schedules, organize trainings, and prepare all the supplies? Come here some tips and tricks on how to manage these test administrations from an Assistant Principals’ perspective.  Discuss best practices and share tips on how to get the testing job done.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 182

1:00pm

Teacher-Created materials for PK/PPCD
Hands on session for PK teachers to learn how to use their kits to allow them to cross the curriculum in literacy and guide small group instruction.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 501

1:00pm

Teaching Grammar through Mentor Sentences
I will be showing how I use Mentor Sentences to teach grammar, including focused skills and parts of speech. I can show how I design the weekly model to appeal to different learning styles. The weekly model also allows me to tie back to a Mentor Text that can be connected to Reading Instruction for the week.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 527
  • Recommended Audience ELAR

1:00pm

ACCHaoS - Austin Community College Hands-on Science
Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS) brings 70+ exhibits designed to provide a low-cost, high-impact direct experience of scientific exploration for K-8 students (but adults and high school students love us too)!  Come learn some science through direct interaction with our physics exhibits, get some inspiration for exhibits you can build for your classroom without having to spend a lot of money, and find ideas for science fair projects and science nights for your students, too. Arrive at the beginning of the session for a short (5-10 minute) presentation and a small giveaway, or drop in anytime to explore the activities.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 153/157

1:00pm

Dyslexia - Supporting Struggling Readers with Technology Applications
Presenters will share  easily accessible apps that help struggling students.  Most are free!


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 519
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Imagine Math Support
Do you need help with Imagine Math?  Let us help you!!


Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 171
  • Recommended Audience Math

1:00pm

Printmaking in Core Classes: How to Create Multiples of the Same Product
In this session, you'll learn to become a human copy machine! Although used most often in Art, Printmaking is the art of creating multiple originals at once, and can be a valuable skill taught in any class. In this session, we will explore how printmaking has been used culturally in the past and learn an easy way that you can incorporate printmaking into core classes as well as elective classes. There will be examples of how printmaking can be used in all core classes. All supplies will be provided, as well as recommendations for how to acquire simple materials to use in your own class. Come prepared to have fun!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
GHS Annex Room 864
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Sheltered Instruction for Secondary
Do you teach ELs in Secondary?  If so, this short session filled with sheltered strategies is for you. Come join Daniel, former Newcomer Academy SI teacher.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 510

1:00pm

Sped 101
This session will provide basic information on what all educators should know related to Special Education. Topics include acronyms, legal responsibilities related to an IEP, data collection, modifications vs. accommodations, providing information to case managers to collaborate in development of IEP and much more!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 523
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Introduction to Nat Geo
Attendees will receive an overview of Nat Geo and gain access to their free resources. Ultimately, participants will be able to self-select processes and strategies to better engage learners in their content.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 533
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

PLC - Advanced Placement
AP teachers from across GISD will communicate and collaborate.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 154

1:00pm

PLC - Health Teacher
Teachers will collaborate to learn new ideas to implement in the health classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
GHS Annex Room 846

1:00pm

PLC - Math & Reading Interventionists
Horizontal collaboration around the current PM tools for math and the Van de Walle text resource for intervention

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 180

1:00pm

PLC Elementary PE
Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 507

1:00pm

Next Step for Process Champions (3 hr)
As leaders of our campus, process champions are the core to implementation of capturing kids hearts on their campus. This session will LEAD, GROW, and SERVE your Process Champion team to reach the next level of success at your campus.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 306/313

1:00pm

Project Based Learning: Engage Students From Within by Connecting Their Work to the Community (3 hr)
Participants can expect to get a very thorough understanding of how to design and implement project based learning (which is not just learning based in projects). This will include how to frame learning in terms of a project/assignment that serves a purpose outside of their classroom, in an authentic enough way to allow students choice in how they pursue that project/assignment. Attendees will hear about specific examples from PLP classrooms, explore specific prepared examples for other classrooms, including cross curricular opportunities, and be supported by working experts in designing a PBL unit for themselves. This will include guided implementation of Google Classroom, Google Forms and Google Docs.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 152
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

PLAAFP to Goals (3 hr)
This is a free 3 hour session (through Region 20) in which presenter incrementally teaches how to develop PLAAFP statements that lead to appropriate and compliant goals. This is self paced. It is great for new teachers and a good refresher for seasoned teachers.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 525
  • Recommended Audience SpEd

1:00pm

Reading A-Z (RAZ Kids) (3 hr)
Participants will learn how Reading A-Z can be used as a resource both for planning instruction centered around a balanced literacy approach as well as a digital resource for students in stations.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 211

1:00pm

Stop the Bleed for All Staff (3 hr)
Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths. Approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences. Hemorrhage is the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

The Stop the Bleeding training is focused on raising awareness of how, with the proper training and materials, death from bleeding can be prevented. Simple measures can save many lives. These district nurses will train and empower all staff to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
GHS Annex Room 817A/B
  • Recommended Audience All

1:00pm

Studies Weekly and Balanced Literacy (3 hr)
Teachers will learn how to use Studies Weekly resources to across the curriculum within a balanced literacy classroom.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 213A

1:00pm

Business Office: Admin Asst of Superintendent, Asst Superintendents & Department Directors (3 hr)
This is a computer based training in Skyward (Employee Access/Finance) and Laserfiche intended for administrative assistants to the District Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents and Department Directors. There will also be discussion about business office procedures, best practices and a question/answer session. This training is intended to build capacity and a better understanding of the district’s business systems including budgeting, reporting, eCommerce online ordering and data retention.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
GHS Annex Room 871

1:00pm

Notebook Foldables Across the Curriculum for ELs (3 hr)
A member from Dinah Zike's team will lead an engaging session sharing foldable ideas with teachers to engage EL learners.  This session is for any teacher of English Language Learners.  


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
GHS Lecture Hall

1:00pm

Seidlitz presents Sheltered Instruction for ALL (3 hr)
Dr. Fleenor will share sheltered strategies with teachers of ELs to use as we design engaging work.  This session is for any teacher of English Language Learners.  


Friday February 15, 2019 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 307/312

2:00pm

Book Talks & Book Fair - See Description for Topic
Enjoy a come and go learning opportunity by visiting the GISD Heinemann Book Fair in the GHS Library. You will have the opportunity to listen in on various book talks presented by our own GISD team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore book titles that you may choose to add to your professional library.  

Vanessa Aguirre - Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Justin Del Bosque - Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program by Urban Meyer and Wayne Coffey
Terri Conrad - What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America by Ted Dintersmith
Kelly Armstrong - Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done by Kim Bearden

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
GHS Library
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Brain Breaks
Bring your competitive spirit to the playground for some old fashioned fun!  Brain breaks are time to step away from learning, have fun, and play yard games with your colleagues.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Main Hall/308 Vicinity
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Design Open Gym
Stay an hour, or two….OR Stay all day! Bring your team and design engaging work for your students. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been to Design Training or not!  We have the resources and time for you!  Design Open Gym will meet you at the stage of design you are at with your team and help you create a unit that will excite and engage your students. We will have coaching circles, materials and resources for you to explore.  


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EIC 210
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Edgenuity Q&A with an Expert for Current Edgenuity Teachers
Teachers who are currently using Edgenuity are invited to attend a Come-and-Go Q&A and work session with our Edgenuity trainer, Ashley Jiles. Ashley will be available all day to answer your questions about Edgenuity or PowerSpeak, help with course setup and settings, discuss best practices, advise on student success, and more! Come and Go, or Come and Stay as long as you need! **Bring your GISD-issued laptop to this session.**


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 163
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Follett Destiny Library Manager for Librarians
ESC 11 Destiny Trainer Sheila Carr will lead librarians in a training on using and customizing Destiny Library Manager. Topics will range from basic to advanced use, and will include time for librarian questions. A detailed schedule will be provided to librarians prior to the training so they can choose to attend the entire training or just participate in the topics that are most relevant to them.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 162

2:00pm

Grant Coaching
Are you considering submitting an application for the Georgetown Ed Foundation Spring Collaborative Grant? If so, we strongly encourage you to stop by Room 206 to discuss your grant idea with Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lannon Heflin to receive feedback and coaching prior to submitting. Grant applications are due no later than March 8, 2019. Additional information and the application can be found at https://gisdedfound.org/teacher-innovation-grants/

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 205
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Self-Organized PLC Time
Feel inspired to discuss something you've learned?  Want to work with your team to implement a new strategy? The cafeteria is an open work space for teams to meet and collaborate.   Bonus: The coffee bar is there as well!

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cafeteria
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

STEM Scouts: Mobile STEM Laboratory & Hands-on Lessons
 STEM Scouts will be offering a come-and-go demonstration of their hands-on science lessons offered through the STEM Scouts outreach program. Experience how STEM Scouts lessons align with science TEKS and how their lessons are developed to be engaging and thought-provoking and to encourage students to develop further interest in STEM fields. The mobile laboratory will also be on site so that you can get the full outreach experience.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cafeteria/Lab Bus Behind Cafeteria

2:00pm

Technology Sandbox
Do you want to incorporate technology tools with purpose into your lesson design, but feel challenged because of time and familiarity?  Our Technology Sandbox is perfect for you!
What can I expect in the sandbox?
-Learn through inquiry & exploration!
-Have time to learn in a self-paced environment
-Get Hands-On...try out Web tools and iPad Apps to build confidence
-Receive support from Digital Learning Coaches for integration into lesson design
-Collaborate with colleagues
-Come and go throughout the day



Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EIC Lobby (210/214)
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom(ESL) and TELPAS Prep
This session will inspire an empower students and teachers by giving them tools to enhance their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills on TELPAS.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 222

2:00pm

Balanced Literacy for the Secondary Classroom
Attendees can expect to understand how balanced literacy can be implemented in a secondary classroom. I took Jen Kearney’s balanced lit summer class and will be speaking to how teachers can implement this in their classroom, as well as share what has been successful and what has not. This will be beneficial for attendees because balanced literacy/ reader writer workshop is a model of teaching that addresses all areas of ELAR that are addressed in the new TEKS for the upcoming year.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 530

2:00pm

Everyone Can Create: Video
Learn how to leverage video creation on the iPad to help students unlock their creativity in the four core subjects and coding


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Google Slides
Slide into the driver's seat with Google's presentation tool. In Google Slides, you can build presentations right in your web browser simultaneously with collaborators. You will learn how to create/import/convert presentations, find / edit content, and customize your presentation's theme & layout. Tips on how to visually wow, without slowing down. **Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session. If you were not issued a GISD laptop, check out a Chromebook from your campus in advance to bring with you.**


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 169

2:00pm

Laser Cutters
EIC Staff will present an in-depth demo of how our Laser Cutters work as well as cover our recommended classroom/school makerspace laser cutter.  We will also share easy graphic software tips and tricks for cutting and engraving. And will be cutting and engraving a desk/door sign for one lucky attendee.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EIC Room 214
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Learning with Seesaw
Teachers will be given the opportunity to ask questions about Seesaw, learn how to create lessons as well as ideas for using Seesaw as a digital portfolio for student work. This is for teachers that are familiar with Seesaw and have already set up their classrooms.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 151
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

SchoolMessenger & Skyward Messenger Center
Learn how to easily create and send messages to students and parents using SchoolMessenger or Skyward Message Center. Target students by grade, class, or teacher. Must have Skyward Student Management or SchoolMessenger security.

Speakers


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 121C

2:00pm

Understanding Curriculum Compacting for your Accelerated Learners (Elementary)
Teachers will learn more about the instructional strategy curriculum compacting and how it is useful for those accelerated students in your classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 154

2:00pm

ACCHaoS - Austin Community College Hands-on Science
Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS) brings 70+ exhibits designed to provide a low-cost, high-impact direct experience of scientific exploration for K-8 students (but adults and high school students love us too)!  Come learn some science through direct interaction with our physics exhibits, get some inspiration for exhibits you can build for your classroom without having to spend a lot of money, and find ideas for science fair projects and science nights for your students, too. Arrive at the beginning of the session for a short (5-10 minute) presentation and a small giveaway, or drop in anytime to explore the activities.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 153/157

2:00pm

Imagine Math Support
Do you need help with Imagine Math?  Let us help you!!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 171
  • Recommended Audience Math

2:00pm

Improv in the Classroom for Anyone
Need some ideas to increase engagement, creativity and encourage collaboration? Improvisation is the answer! By adding improv in the classroom, you will learn a variety of activities that require students to be involved, think quickly on their feet and work together to complete activities.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
GHS Little Theater (Room 400)
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Printmaking in Core Classes: How to Create Multiples of the Same Product
In this session, you'll learn to become a human copy machine! Although used most often in Art, Printmaking is the art of creating multiple originals at once, and can be a valuable skill taught in any class. In this session, we will explore how printmaking has been used culturally in the past and learn an easy way that you can incorporate printmaking into core classes as well as elective classes. There will be examples of how printmaking can be used in all core classes. All supplies will be provided, as well as recommendations for how to acquire simple materials to use in your own class. Come prepared to have fun!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
GHS Annex Room 864
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Sheltered Instruction for Secondary
Do you teach ELs in Secondary?  If so, this short session filled with sheltered strategies is for you. Come join Daniel, former Newcomer Academy SI teacher.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 510

2:00pm

Special Education Legal Update
Attendees will have discussion on recent rulings in Special Education law. Presenter will also discuss FERPA, confidentiality, educational records and tips to proactively collect data in a demanding culture.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 523
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

Geo-Inquiry Process
****ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION***** Attendees will learn to integrate the geo-inquiry process, the work of real-world explorers in the field and classroom. Participants will receive a copy of National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process Handbook and gain access to the online resources.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 533

2:00pm

PLC - Assistant Principals
Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 164

2:00pm

PLC - PK/PPCD
Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 501

2:00pm

PLC - PLTW
Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 503

2:00pm

PLC - Teen Leadership
Teen leadership teachers will collaborate to discover new ideas to implement in their classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
GHS Annex Room 850

2:00pm

Open Lab of Test Hound Support & State Assessment Collaboration for Administrators
Would you like to get ahead with the support of others? Come collaborate with us and we can help walk you through the beginning steps for your campus, and organize how to get prepared.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 182

2:00pm

Guided Math - Approach and Execution that Works! (2 hr)
GISD Teachers will learn from other GISD teachers within the Guided Math (Bauer) structure. What does teacher-led table sound and look like? How to approach and execute all 4 stations so students learn what they are supposed to learn. Angela Bauer will be joining us virtually for a question and answer session.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 504/506/526/528

2:00pm

Lead4ward Ideas for Language Arts and Social Studies (2 hr)
Participants will learn ideas on crossing the curriculum between Social Studies and Language Arts. We will explore Lead4ward resources and tools centered around these two content areas. Teachers will also look at how mentor text and literature circles can engage students in cross content discussion.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 500

2:00pm

Quality Collaboration with Quadrilaterals - Collaboration Strategies for Any Subject (2 hr)
Let's have fun learning! Participants will experience a collaborative activity which promotes student engagement. The material will be mathematical, but the strategies can be applied across content areas.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 177
  • Recommended Audience All

2:00pm

SAMA- Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (Module 1) (2 hr)
This session will take you through the first module of the SAMA program. It deals specifically with the assisting process and de-escalation techniques that can be used with all populations.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 508/524
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Book Talks & Book Fair - See Description for Topic
Enjoy a come and go learning opportunity by visiting the GISD Heinemann Book Fair in the GHS Library. You will have the opportunity to listen in on various book talks presented by our own GISD team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore book titles that you may choose to add to your professional library.  

Tish Ptomey3:00The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick LencioniMaricela Gomez3:00In My Family/En mi familia by Carmen Lomas Garza Candice Mills3:0052 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming Your Life One Week at a Time by Anne GradyTamra Marbibi3:00Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
GHS Library
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Brain Breaks
Bring your competitive spirit to the playground for some old fashioned fun!  Brain breaks are time to step away from learning, have fun, and play yard games with your colleagues.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Main Hall/308 Vicinity
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Design Open Gym
Stay an hour, or two….OR Stay all day! Bring your team and design engaging work for your students. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been to Design Training or not!  We have the resources and time for you!  Design Open Gym will meet you at the stage of design you are at with your team and help you create a unit that will excite and engage your students. We will have coaching circles, materials and resources for you to explore.  


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EIC 210
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Edgenuity Q&A with an Expert for Current Edgenuity Teachers
Teachers who are currently using Edgenuity are invited to attend a Come-and-Go Q&A and work session with our Edgenuity trainer, Ashley Jiles. Ashley will be available all day to answer your questions about Edgenuity or PowerSpeak, help with course setup and settings, discuss best practices, advise on student success, and more! Come and Go, or Come and Stay as long as you need! **Bring your GISD-issued laptop to this session.**


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 163
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Follett Destiny Library Manager for Librarians
ESC 11 Destiny Trainer Sheila Carr will lead librarians in a training on using and customizing Destiny Library Manager. Topics will range from basic to advanced use, and will include time for librarian questions. A detailed schedule will be provided to librarians prior to the training so they can choose to attend the entire training or just participate in the topics that are most relevant to them.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 162

3:00pm

Grant Coaching
Are you considering submitting an application for the Georgetown Ed Foundation Spring Collaborative Grant? If so, we strongly encourage you to stop by Room 206 to discuss your grant idea with Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lannon Heflin to receive feedback and coaching prior to submitting. Grant applications are due no later than March 8, 2019. Additional information and the application can be found at https://gisdedfound.org/teacher-innovation-grants/

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 205
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Self-Organized PLC Time
Feel inspired to discuss something you've learned?  Want to work with your team to implement a new strategy? The cafeteria is an open work space for teams to meet and collaborate.   Bonus: The coffee bar is there as well!

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cafeteria
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Technology Sandbox
Do you want to incorporate technology tools with purpose into your lesson design, but feel challenged because of time and familiarity?  Our Technology Sandbox is perfect for you!
What can I expect in the sandbox?
-Learn through inquiry & exploration!
-Have time to learn in a self-paced environment
-Get Hands-On...try out Web tools and iPad Apps to build confidence
-Receive support from Digital Learning Coaches for integration into lesson design
-Collaborate with colleagues
-Come and go throughout the day



Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EIC Lobby (210/214)
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

CNC Vinyl Cutters
EIC Staff will present an in-depth demo of how our CNC Vinyl cutter and 4-Color Silkscreen press work together to create fantastic results. We will demonstrate how to use the vinyl cutter to create a stencil for silk screening a poster or garment. We will also share techniques that you can apply in your classroom if you want to try screen printing with your students.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EIC Room 214
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Everyone Can Create: Music
Learn how to leverage music creation on the iPad to help students unlock their creativity in the four core subjects and coding



Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Fitnessgram 101
Coach will learn the ins and outs of Fitnessgram and have time to begin setting up classes to input data.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 507

3:00pm

Flipped Classroom
Teachers will see how to utilize online resources to effectively create a flipped model for students.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 176
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Google Forms
Not just for surveys: Google Forms is a super tool for gathering information. In this hands-on session, you will learn to create, embed, and customize digital forms and be inspired by flexible ways to utilize them for organization. **Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to this session. If you were not issued a GISD laptop, check out a Chromebook from your campus in advance to bring with you.**


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 169
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

McKinny/Vento: What You Should Know About Serving Our Homeless and Foster Population
Georgetown serves a diverse population including foster students and those who are homeless. In this session, we'll talk about the McKinney-Vento Act for qualifying homeless students, what educational resources districts provide, and what to do if you believe you may have a student who qualifies and could benefit from assistance.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 165
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Parents as Partners
Presenter will share her own story as a parent with a child with a disability. She will then share resources for families of students with IEPs and 504 plans so that educational decision making teams are truly collaborative.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 519
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

PK Conference Collaboration
PK Teachers who attended the PK Conference will share the learning from the sessions they attended. Teachers will collaborate and discuss the different topics of learning and how they can use them to engage students in learning.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 501
  • Recommended Audience Pre-K

3:00pm

Seaperch Success
Question and answer session to meet all your Seaperch needs. Discover ideas to prep your team for the interview and how to develop stellar engineering notebooks.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 505

3:00pm

Skyward Tips & Tricks
Learn how to use and customize Skyward to easily find and view the information you need. Must have Skyward Student Management security.

Speakers


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 121C

3:00pm

Strategies That Will Increase Productivity in 75% or More of Your Students
This session will explore Executive Functioning deficits and strategies to help students achieve success!


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 521
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

The Overwhelming Power of Plagiarism and How to Counteract It In Our Classrooms
As professionals and leaders, our job is to embrace academic integrity and truth, then share it with students. Let's take a stance against copying and start correctly citing in our classroom! Join me for practice in citation generation, discussion of the importance of crediting others for their work, and how to get kids practicing what we preach.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 532
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

ACCHaoS - Austin Community College Hands-on Science
Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS) brings 70+ exhibits designed to provide a low-cost, high-impact direct experience of scientific exploration for K-8 students (but adults and high school students love us too)!  Come learn some science through direct interaction with our physics exhibits, get some inspiration for exhibits you can build for your classroom without having to spend a lot of money, and find ideas for science fair projects and science nights for your students, too. Arrive at the beginning of the session for a short (5-10 minute) presentation and a small giveaway, or drop in anytime to explore the activities.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 153/157

3:00pm

Imagine Math Support
Do you need help with Imagine Math?  Let us help you!!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 171
  • Recommended Audience Math

3:00pm

Public Information - What you need to know
All government information is presumed to be available to the public, and public school districts are subject to the Public Information Act. Georgetown ISD manages public information requests through the communication office but we have a shared responsibility in gathering and providing that information.
This session is perfectly suited for campus administrators, special education staff and anyone else whose department is a frequent target for PIA requests. This session will get up you to speed on the latest rules and requirements dealing with such records.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 201
  • Recommended Audience All

3:00pm

Sheltered Instruction for Secondary
Do you teach ELs in Secondary?  If so, this short session filled with sheltered strategies is for you. Come join Daniel, former Newcomer Academy SI teacher.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 510

3:00pm

BioBlitz
A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible ina specific area over a short period of time. Attendees work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 533

3:00pm

PLC - Algebra 1 (MS & HS)
Teachers will collaborate on how student data (i.e. MAP, CBA, campus common assessments, etc...) can help guide future instruction for upcoming curriculum units.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 180
  • Recommended Audience Math